• Up to 74 countries affected in ransomware cyber attack

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    The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing shutdowns of computer systems.
  • Reporter Slams Sanders' Claim FBI Officials Are Happy Comey Is Gone

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    On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was repeatedly and directly asked if President Trump is recording conversations in the Oval Office. Afterwards, Fox's John Roberts asked Sanders about why she said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was losing faith in Comey's leadership, even though acting director Andrew McCabe said today that that was not the case.
  • IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

    IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

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    Gen. Raid Shakir Jawdat, the commander of the federal police forces, said in a statement. A local source, requesting not to be named, said the defectors had escaped to an unknown location. "The risk to people fleeing Mosul is now very great, with people having to move despite being in grave danger. Families arriving from west Mosul report heavy bombing and fighting", the senior United Nations official pointed out.
  • Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

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    The ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. The head of Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority or BTK says the nation was among those affected by the ransomware attack.
  • North Korea launches ballistic missile — South Korean military

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    Security Council resolutions and a "serious challenge" to worldwide peace and security. There is also a new president in Seoul keen on dialogue. It also comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", Spicer said.
  • China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

    China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

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    He did not give a timeframe. In attendance Sunday were Chinese President Xi Jinping - whose personal project the OBOR initiative is - Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, alongside a host of other world leaders and top ranking officials.
  • And China's trade talks

    And China's trade talks

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    Success in this arena will drive the USA cattle market and increase demand for U.S beef. "The Chinese and U.S. teams carried out almost 30 rounds of consultation to achieve the agreement". Yet beef exports alone will do little to fill the trade gap. Plus: The Trump administration may actually be making modest progress on improving U.S.
  • Trump lawyers: Documents show no undisclosed Russian income

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    The White House said Mr Trump asked his lawyers for the letter following a request from Senator Lindsey Graham for information on any ties Mr Trump might have to Russian Federation. He continued, "That's only one of the eyebrow-raising takeaways from a 45-minute Dutch documentary that first aired last week, 'The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump, Part 1: The Russians.' ".
  • When cyber-attacks become a matter of life and death

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    The UK-based cyber specialist, known only as MalwareTech , registered a domain name that unexpectedly stopped the spread of the virus. Britain canceled or delayed treatments for thousands of patients. It slips into a system and locks it up by encrypting files and data. Global investigation needed to identify culprits of biggest-of-its-kind cyber-extortion attack, Europol says.
  • Damascus intends to comply with de-escalation zones deal

    Damascus intends to comply with de-escalation zones deal

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    The plan also proposes the deployment of "third-party" monitoring forces. He suggested that Damascus would agree only to Russian "military police" who are already on the ground, saying that "the Russian guarantor has clarified that there will be military police and observation centers".
  • French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

    French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

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    Hollande is expected to welcome Macron in the official residence of the president of France , the Elysee Palace, and to hand over the country's nuclear launch codes during the private meeting. Merkel welcomed Macron's decisive 32-point victory over Le Pen, saying he carried "the hopes of millions of French people and also many in Germany and across Europe".